Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam: This actually comes out today!! I love the concept of a dystopian society that becomes addicted to something that can virtually transport you – anywhere! – where you can do things about the complications or consequences of real life. I’ve got to wonder if we’re already partway there in our current society, with the usage of drones in military.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: A Wizard of Oz retelling!? Where everything that happened in the original has to be reversed, the lion must lose his courage, the tin man must lose his heart and the scarecrow must lose his brains, in order to save Oz from Dorothy’s tyrannical rule? Yes please!
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria: This one just sounds so heartbreaking and I love how Dellaria has used a creative medium to take her protagonist on a journey of self-discovery. This just sounds like a really unique contemporary!
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan: A post-climate change Earth, where a girl has lived in space aboard a ship for her whole life, and after being betrayed and banished, has to come to terms with who she is, who her family is, and what the consequences of their choices mean to those still living on Earth. Promising to be both thrilling and thought-provoking, I’m mostly excited for how intriguing the premise is!
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor: After the soul-crushing tale that was Days of Blood & Starlight and months of intense recuperation, I’m ready to find out what ultimately happens with Karou and Akiva and the war brewing between two worlds. I don’t know that I’m ready to say goodbye, though.
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares: I LOVE time travel books, especially when the consequences of altering events in the past plays an important role in future events. I love how even the summary is ominous, hinting at a romance that could derail everything the protagonist has been taught to believe and to avoid.
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa: I wasn’t thrilled with the direction Kagawa took The Eternity Cure, but I’m still really interested to see how it all plays out for Allie. Fingers crossed for lots of Jackal!
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama: I loved Monstrous Beauty by Fama, so I’m really excited to see what she’s come up with now! A civil rights tale set in an alternate universe (hell yes!), there’s nothing about Plus One that doesn’t get me excited!
After the End by Amy Plum: I can’t imagine having been lied to my entire life, and with a secret as big as the entire world! I really enjoyed Die for Me by Plum, but I’m really interested to see how she tackles something that doesn’t (seem to be) as romance-driven.
Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo: Even though this is released in June, it’s technically before summer starts so I’m counting it! I loved watching Alina struggle with her lust for power in Siege & Storm and I can’t wait to see what a third amplifier might do to/for her. And, of course, The Darkling <3